Africa Lifestyle 

Amidst the Panic, Does the Pandemic Present an Opportunity to Reset Africa? Tony Elumelu, Other African Business Leaders Think So

By Ifesinachi Okpagu & Somachi Chris-Asoluka, Tony Elumelu Foundation As of May 19, over 88,000 people in Africa have reportedly been infected by Covid-19. Beyond these numbers, it is hard to tell how many more have been indirectly affected, through poverty, hunger, job loss and security-related incidents. Data in Africa is relatively hard to come by, still little pockets of information here and there suggest that beyond Coronavirus, hunger may be a deadlier virus on the continent, if not tackled now. At a recent virtual roundtable hosted by the New…

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Africa Leaders 

Tackling socio-economic consequences of COVID-19: An interview with Commonwealth Sec. Gen.

As the world grapples with the rapid escalation of the Coronavirus pandemic, which has had far-reaching consequences across all aspects of society, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC has advocated more robust and coordinated multilateral response to the crisis. In edited audio excerpts from an interview with Nimi Princewill, Scotland highlighted the Commonwealth’s response to the pandemic as well as interventions to support member countries, particularly small and vulnerable states through the crisis. The Secretary-General also made recommendations for long term economic recovery and job creation post-COVID-19; expansion…

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East Africa Leaders 

Yoweri Museveni blasts Ugandan Politicians making money from COVID-19

ATLANTA, MaraviPost: It is morally reprehensible for MPs to give themselves money for personal use when the country is in such a crisis; totally unacceptable to me and the NRM. They have entered themselves into a trap and the best way out is to donate the money to the districts where they come from. I heard that some MPs went and bought things, you are not a purchasing officer of the state. This is public money, not personal money, if you spent it wrongly you will pay it back with…

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Global News Leaders 

A CHRISTIAN CAN GET SICK WITH CORONAVIRUS – TB JOSHUA

Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua has taught that a genuine Christian can fall sick with the dreaded coronavirus disease yet still be a “friend of God”. In a question and answer session on his official Facebook Page, which has over four million followers, the cleric addressed the contentious subject in the wake of news that COVID-19 had claimed the lives of several pastors.  “Christians, do not make the mistake of thinking that you are ‘out of touch’,” Joshua stated, adding that God could use any circumstance “to preserve us and to strengthen our…

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Africa Leaders World 

Can Africa trust Trump or Bill Gates with their hidden Agendas on COVID-19

US President Donald Trump claims to be fighting to find a medical solution for Coronavirus in the short term, expressing hope that the anti-malaria drug Chloroquine/hydroxychloroquine can help patients suffering from the Coronavirus which he prefers to call Chinese virus despite the racial implications. Many suspect Trump of financial motives. The truth that Africans should care about is that President Donald Trump is locked in an intense power struggle with Bill Gates, who is pushing his vaccines mainly to African nations, which may not be available to the public in…

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Africa Leaders Lifestyle 

COVID-19: Common Sense Religion and Amnesia Concerning Afterlife

You may be wondering if a common-sense religion has a place for an afterlife. That is indeed a valid concern because life is a key element in the religious enterprise. In fact without life, human life, there is no religion, whether in the common or uncommon sense. Life is central to religious teachings and positions. Afterlife has been an exclusive preserve of religions and other supernatural permutations. Thus it is pertinent to ascertain how common sense religion, if at all, relates to this basic concern. Before zeroing in on that,…

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Africa 

COVID-19: Effective Government Messaging Can Save Lives

It goes without saying that during a crisis such as the pandemic the world is currently facing; clear, consistent and concise communications can be an effective tool in curbing the spread of diseases such as COVID-19. But innovative communication has always been an Achilles heel for leaders in a crisis, and Africa is no exception, says political campaigner, Madelain Roscher, CEO of Status (Pty) Ltd.  “Giving credit where credit is due, some African leaders have stepped up with regards to taking decisive action to stop the viral spread of the…

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Leaders Malawi 

Malawi MP Lipipa urges Malawians to prioritise life over elections -COVID-19

Member of Parliament for Blantyre City South Constituency Noel Lipipa has questioned the idea of prioritizing the fresh elections over the well-being of Malawians amid threated pandemic- COVID-19. Speaking in an interview Lipipa said that there is a need for Malawi to avoid being a nation that doesn’t put the well-being of its people first but democracy in this time of the Coronavirus pandemic.  “We have allocated a whopping MK29Billion for fresh elections and only MK15Billion for Coronavirus and we are saying let’s go and vote exposing the 17 Million…

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Africa Health Advice Science 

Bill Gates: How to respond to COVID-19

In any crisis, leaders have two equally important responsibilities: solve the immediate problem and keep it from happening again. The COVID-19 pandemic is an excellent case in point. The world needs to save lives now while also improving the way we respond to outbreaks in general. The first point is more pressing, but the second has crucial long-term consequences. The long-term challenge—improving our ability to respond to outbreaks—isn’t new. Global health experts have been saying for years that another pandemic rivalling the speed and severity of the 1918 influenza epidemic…

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Africa Lifestyle 

Covid-19 and Witchcraft: Exploiting the climate of fear and uncertainty

A branch of the Foursquare Gospel Church has announced a four-day prophetic power crusade. The theme of the crusade is: Breaking the Yoke of Witchcraft. The prophetic service will take place in Nsukka in Southern Nigeria from April 23 to 26 2020. Authorities in Nigeria should be concerned about this religious service because it has the potential of spreading misinformation and panic in the community. This event is happening at a time of so much fear over the nature and spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The number of infections in…

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